Tours around the globe, spectacular shows at the most prestigious Rock Festivals
worldwide and high chart topping releases, it all reads like an amazing success story:
Kamelot have long been among the most charismatic and innovative acts in the history of the rock and metal genre. Their unique hybrid of melodic metal, progressive influences and doom/gothic metal references has ensured that albums such as The Fourth Legacy (1999), Karma (2001) and The Black Halo (2005) turned into absolute masterpieces. Their 2012 release Silverthorn not only established Kamelot’s new vocalist Tommy Karevik with the band’s fan base, but also took the group on the longest and, thanks to lots of sold-out shows, most successful tour of their career to date: along with Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, the UK, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, Belgium, the US, Canada, Argentina, Chile and Brazil, they also played countries such as Australia, South Korea, Taiwan and Puerto Rico for the first time. In addition, after an absence of seven years, the Silverthorn tour took Kamelot back to Japan, where the band is bigger than ever today.
In mid-2014 the band entered the studio to begin recording their follow-up to the highly acclaimed chart topping album Silverthorn. The new album titled HAVEN will make Kamelot history as it will be released worldwide (excl. Asia) on Napalm Records/Universal and Napalm Records/ADA/Warner as an exclusive licensing deal through the band’s KAMELOT MUSIC LLC in May 2015 and will showcase Kamelot at their finest!
It’s time to step into the cinematic, epic and emotionally dynamic world of Haven. The new album features all the signature elements of Kamelot but the band steps out to add new and modern elements along with bringing some amazing emotions that harken to the band’s earlier days. Kamelot’s artsy music is chock full of symbolism relating to how the band feels about the world and the current state of civilization.
“The Haven album has an undertone of a world going insane. There is a grey cloud that is forming over our world. We are here to find that silver lining with an album that is both dark and melancholy yet uplifting and giving the listener a Haven in a world gone mad. We are really proud of the song elements and diversity on Haven” adds guitarist Thomas Youngblood. “The songs run the gambit of dark and melancholy to uplifting and melodic elements.” states vocalist Tommy Karevik.
“Haven has an aggressive edge to it that is the representation of the band as The Revolutionary Change in the storyline,” Kamelot’s Oliver Palotai tells us.
Produced by acclaimed music producer Sascha Paeth and mastered by Jacob Hansen, Haven is a massive album that is sure to please critics and fans alike. Additional guests include Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Troy Donockley (Nightwish) and Charlotte Wessels (Delain). The breath-taking cover and artwork was created by Stefan Heilemann and additional art/layout was done by Gustavo Sazes.
Following the release of Haven, Kamelot will embarque on a massive World Tour, starting with North America in April/May 2015 followed by European shows in the Summer 2015 and with The Haven European Tour in September/October 2015 the band will return to Europe for their biggest headliner tour to date.